Research Publishing Solutions for a South Africa-Based Investment Bank

  • 30+

    Client analysts supported

  • 30%–40%

    Cost savings achieved


CLIENT CHALLENGES
  • The equity research team of a global investment bank required editorial and DTP support to supplement its onshore team of editors and publishers
  • The client specifically required Acuity Knowledge Partners to provide independent support before market open and after market close; this was in addition to supplementing the onshore team during regular hours
  • Editors were to review documents for language, logic, and regulatory issues such as promissory language, frontrunning, and touting (i.e., Supervisory Analyst-level checks)
OUR APPROACH
  • We deployed a team of three senior editors with experience in equity research production, along with two equally experienced DTP resources, to support the onshore publications team
  • Our team visited the bank’s office for two weeks to receive training and become familiar with the client’s workflow tool and publication guidelines and systems, including liaising with the control room
  • Our team worked closely with the head of publications and the onshore research production team to document guidelines and processes for offshore support
IMPACT DELIVERED
  • Our editorial and DTP team is fully integrated with the onshore research publication platform, thus allowing seamless editorial and DTP support
  • The team created a document detailing standard operating procedures (SOP) and augmented the bank’s style guide; queries raised by the team triggered significant changes in the productionrelated sections of the client’s Compliance Manuals and the Production Process Manual
  • Six months into the engagement, the client requested for support to be extended to its other research teams as well; a 10-member team is now in place to support the client
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What we have done

Research Publishing Solutions for an EMEA-based Global Bank
What we are proud of

>50%

savings in staffing costs

25%

increase in outreach

Research Publishing: Editing, formatting, publishing
What we are proud of

>50%

savings in staffing costs

25%

increase in outreach

Research Publishing and Supervisory Analyst Services
What we are proud of

>50%

savings in staffing costs

25%

increase in outreach